Victor Karunairajan in the April Newsletter of the Jaffna Diocese of the Church of South India briefly reviews the book and comments on the immensity of the research and integrity of the author and the extensive references and bibliography provided. He expresses the hope that the Green Memorial Hospital, Manipay and the McLeod Hospital in Inuvil will be brought back to their pristine glory and describes the book as a ‘unique gift to posterity’.
Medical MissionariesIn the first decade of the nineteenth century a movement began in America which had the objective of evangelizing the non-Christian world. The second set of missionaries sent out went to Jaffna, Ceylon, in 1816. This book outlines the activities of these medical missionaries in Jaffna in the nineteenth century, particularly the outstanding contribution of Samuel Fisk Green.